Strike Valley Overlook Trail

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Strike Valley Overlook Trail is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hanksville, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
567 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

trail running

views

wild flowers

Vistas, slickrock adventure, pinyon-juniper woodland, cryptobiotic soil Looking along the Strike Valley at the end of this path is like looking down the back of a gigantic rainbow alligator running all the way from Cathedral Valley in the north to Lake Powell in the south. You won't be able to see nearly that far, but be prepared nonetheless to be awestruck. The layout of this short trail is a fine introduction to the ettiquette of desert hiking. Observe how the trail proceeds over slickrock and up stream courses, avoiding the fragile terrain where the cryptobiotic crust and other delicate desert species wrestle against the elements and your big fat foot to survive. Follow the trail signs carefully. You can add five miles and two hours by starting out from the 2 Wheel Drive Parking Lot. See Saddle Arch for a possible extension.

hiking
Monday, March 11, 2013

This hike is at the end of the Upper Muley Twist Canyon 4X4 Road. A short climb to a scenic vista will reward you with its beauty.